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L'exemplaire de Man Ray avec la peinture originale du microbe de la couverture
Post Lot Text
First edition of these illustrated poems by Max Ernst, limited to 1100 copies. One of 100 copies printed on Marais pur fil paper, with an original colour etching signed by Yves Tanguy. Presentation copy, with an amusing autograph inscription by Ernst to Man Ray. Included with the lot is Max Ernst's original oil painting of the first and most beautiful microbe, which is reproduced on the book's front cover. Also an impression of all the microbe plates on a single sheet, before division for insertion into the book.